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Israeli & Kosher Wines for the Holidays

Israeli & Kosher Wines for the Holidays

  Isn’t that headline redundant, some of you might be thinking. And while it’s true that most Israeli wines are kosher, it doesn’t necessarily follow that all kosher wines are from Israel. Let’s start with a basic question: what makes a wine kosher? Well, it must: Be made under the supervision of a rabbi; Contain […]

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Trailer Talk

Trailer Talk

  They say everything old is new again, and it is certainly true in the case of vintage trailers. Yes, I mean those proto-RVs from the 40s, 50s and 60s that our grandparents hauled behind their cars as they drove the family cross-country. Wine entrepreneurs are finding great ways to give these tin cans another […]

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Gaja & Barbaresco

Gaja & Barbaresco

  There is nothing like seeing a wine region to understand what it is all about. This fact was abundantly clear one bright Wednesday morning, as three of us stood on a Juliet balcony at the Gaja estate in Barbaresco, overlooking softly rolling hills. My husband and I have come expecting to taste delicious wines […]

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33rd Annual Winesong

33rd Annual Winesong

If you live in Northern California – or want an excuse to visit there – then put September 8 and 9 on your calendar. That weekend marks the 33rd annual Winesong in Mendocino County. This two-day event kicks off on Friday, September 8 with A Pinot Noir Celebration, the chance to taste and meet winemakers […]

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Happy Bastille Day!

Happy Bastille Day!

  While celebrating with a French wine is de rigueur, I thought it might be interesting to take a dive into what the average 18th century French person might have been imbibing. The web site Life in a Medieval Castle: Medieval Drinks, while perhaps a tad off chronologically, nonetheless states that the best wines were […]

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